Gerald Jesionowski

Gerald "Jerry" Jesionowski

Tuesday, November 20th, 1951 - Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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Gerald “Jerry” Jesionowski, 67, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 13th, 2018. He was born in Dunkirk, NY on November 20th, 1951 and was a life-long resident of Fredonia, NY. Jerry is the eldest son of Rachel Woodcock-Jesionowski and the late Stanley Jesionowski of Fredonia, N.Y.

Jerry was a graduate of Fredonia High School in 1971. He was Veteran of the US Army during the Vietnam War from December 1971 to November 1973. Jerry retired from Carriage House in May of 2015, where he was a SD Palletizer operator, after being there for 41 years. He was currently employed at Lucky Lanes in Fredonia where he was in charge of maintenance operations. He was a member of the Beaver Club of Fredonia, N.Y.

Jerry was an avid bowler. He was in the Monday Lou Nocek B2 League and the Wednesday 4 Man League both at Lucky Lanes and was a substitute for several other teams in various leagues. Jerry had many great accomplishments during his many years of bowling. One of his proudest and most honorable was when he was inducted into the Dunkirk Lakeshore Bowling Association Hall of Fame on June 4th, 2016. He won the very first Masters Tournament in May of 2000 and continued to win again in 2002 and 2006. He has had two perfect 300 games and over fifty 700 series' with a high of 777. He was active in the Youth American Bowling Alliance for several years. He served on the Board of Director for the Dunkirk Bowling Association. His favorite was to travel every spring to the USBC Open Championship with his extended bowling family.

Jerry had many hobbies and loves. Most important to him was his adoration for his family and his loyal companion, Pixie. Jerry enjoyed watching his grand kids sporting events and concerts and his travels to California to visit his family. He loved his Mustang, the 4th of July was his favorite holiday where he enjoyed watching fireworks. He also enjoyed attending local races, playing his guitar, family picnics on his deck, and taking his family to amusement parks (even though he was terrified of heights). He loved his fish aquariums and had a store, Tropical Fish Center, in Fredonia, N.Y, many years ago. He enjoyed collecting baseball cards. He was the kindest, most unselfish soul and would do anything for anyone.

Besides his mom, he is survived by his 3 daughters: Faith Jesionowski-Powell (Christopher Naus) of Brocton, NY. Sheila Jesionowski (Steve Dando) of Brocton, NY and Chris Jesionowski (David Kuzmik) of Downey, CA. 7 grandchildren: Hope, Brooke, Joshua, Ethan, Hailey, Jonovan and Cherish and 3 step-grandchildren: Shaunah, Teaghan and John.; also a brother, Jeffrey (Wanda) Jesionowski of Brocton, NY and a sister, Gina Jesionowski-DuBois (Anthony) Madonia of Tonawanda, N.Y. he was also survived by several nieces and nephews and an extensive bowling family. He was proceeded in death by his father, Stanley Jesionowski.

Calls may be made Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 20 Central Avenue, Fredonia, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, 145 E. Main Street, Fredonia Tuesday morning at 11 am. (Please assemble at Church.) Full Military Honors will be accorded by the Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council at the Church. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Jerry Jesionowski Bowling Tournament fund, C/O Lucky Lanes, 10387 Bennett Road, Fredonia, NY 14063.
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Service Details

  • First Visitation

    Monday, December 17th, 2018 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Monday, December 17th, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Larson-Timko Funeral Home
    Address
    20 Central Avenue
    FREDONIA, NY
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  • Second Visitation

    Monday, December 17th, 2018 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, December 17th, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Larson-Timko Funeral Home
    Address
    20 Central Avenue
    FREDONIA, NY
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  • Service

    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 11:00am
    Location
    St. Joseph Church
    Address
    145 E. Main Street
    FREDONIA, NY
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    Please assemble at Church.
    Officiant
    Rev. Joseph Walter
  • Interment

    Location
    Forest Hill Cemetery
    Address
    Lambert Avenue
    FREDONIA, NY
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Faith A Jesionowski Powell

Posted at 10:30pm
Dear Daddy, Missing you, not sure if that will EVER go away.... my.mind is 100% consumed with thoughts of you and questioning why you are not here. Words qill never be able to express the depths of the heart ache. Just want you at the dinner table one more time, want to see you sitting with Cherish one more time, want to hear you criticize or critique us on what we were doing right or wrong. Want to hear your voice, see your smile, hear you laugh and pick on each of us. We really miss you Dad.. we love you so much.. our place on Earth will never be the same without you... love you
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Dale & Nancy

Posted at 05:21am
We're truly sorry for your loss. No words are going to take away the hurt, but be assured we are there for all of you should we be able to help in any way. We're learning how Jerry was so close to his family and how much he has given to them, his Community and his Country. He may be missing at the family table but he will never be missed in your memories. Where Jerry is now, the bowling lanes are always open and there's no such thing as a 7-10 split.
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